Parkinson’s 200 Plus
Monday 18 September 2017
Wesley Memorial Church,
New Inn Hall Street
The 200th anniversary of James Parkinson’s essay describing “the shaking palsy” inspired this unique conference organized by Parkinson’s UK Oxford Branch for people with Parkinson’s (PwP), carers and researchers.
The key message for PwP is that medicine alone will not sustain a healthy lifestyle. Speaker Alex Reed, Director of the European Parkinson Therapy Centre will introduce the four pillars of Parkinson’s treatment-medicines, exercise, lifestyle and mental health- which together offer an improved quality of life for PwP.
Experts including Professor Helen Dawes, leader of the Movement Science Group at Oxford Brookes University, and Sarah Wheatley, an exercise teacher with over 25 years’ experience in both clinical and community settings, will emphasise how regular exercise helps protect against physical and mental disability, reduces symptoms, slows progression and helps maintain independence.
By providing opportunities for attendees to hear positive experiences from others, speakers and panelists will show how PwP can empower them to retain- and even improve- their quality of life.
Go to www.parkinsons200plus.org for full programme and booking details.